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What is it about the blank page that makes me want to hurl myself into a game of solitaire? I ask myself these kinds of questions while I'm playing solitaire.
Jennifer Gilmore

Meaning of "solitaire" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SOLITAIRE

From Old French: solitary.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SOLITAIRE

solitaire  [ˈsɒlɪˌtɛə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOLITAIRE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Solitaire is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SOLITAIRE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

solitaire

Patience (game)

Patience or solitaire in the US, is a genre of tabletop games, consisting of card games that can be played by a single player. Patience games can also be played in a multiplayer fashion. In the US, the term solitaire is often used specifically to refer to solitaire with cards, while in other countries solitaire specifically to refers to Peg solitaire. Both Solitaire and Patience are sometimes used to refer specifically to the Klondike form of Patience.

Definition of solitaire in the English dictionary

The first definition of solitaire in the dictionary is Also called: pegboard. a game played by one person, esp one involving moving and taking pegs in a pegboard or marbles on an indented circular board with the object of being left with only one. Other definition of solitaire is a gem, esp a diamond, set alone in a ring. Solitaire is also any of several extinct birds of the genus Pezophaps, related to the dodo.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOLITAIRE


Altair
ˈæltɛə
Astaire
əˈstɛə
astare
əˈstɛə
Basse-Terre
ˈbæsˈtɛə
Basseterre
bæsˈtɛə
centare
ˈsɛntɛə
communitaire
kəˌmjuːnɪˈtɛə
downstair
ˈdaʊnˌstɛə
Finisterre
ˌfɪnɪˈstɛə
memoriter
mɛˈmɔːrɪˌtɛə
mousquetaire
ˌmuːskəˈtɛə
notaire
ˌnəʊˈtɛə
overstare
ˌəʊvəˈstɛə
parterre
pɑːˈtɛə
secretaire
ˌsɛkrɪˈtɛə
stair
stɛə
stare
stɛə
tare
tɛə
uptear
ˈʌpˌtɛə
Voltaire
vɒlˈtɛə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOLITAIRE

solion
soliped
solipedous
solipsism
solipsist
solipsistic
solipsistically
soliquid
solitarian
solitaries
solitarily
solitariness
solitary
solitary confinement
soliton
solitude
solitudinarian
solitudinous
solivagant

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOLITAIRE

acquis communautaire
affaire
au contraire
Baudelaire
billionaire
Bonaire
commissaire
communautaire
concessionnaire
cordon sanitaire
extraordinaire
luminaire
maire
millionaire
minoritaire
ordinaire
protospataire
questionnaire
savoir-faire
zaire

Synonyms and antonyms of solitaire in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «solitaire» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOLITAIRE

Find out the translation of solitaire to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of solitaire from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «solitaire» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

纸牌
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

solitaire
570 millions of speakers

English

solitaire
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

त्यागी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سوليتير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пасьянс
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Solitaire
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অধুনালুপ্ত ডোডো জাতীয় পাখি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

solitaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Solitaire
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Solitär
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ソリティア
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

카드 놀이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Solitaire
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ẩn sỉ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சொலிடர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सॉलिटेअर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tek taş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

solitario
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pasjans
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пасьянс
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Solitaire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πασιέντζα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Solitaire
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

patiens
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

kabal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of solitaire

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOLITAIRE»

The term «solitaire» is very widely used and occupies the 15.879 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOLITAIRE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about solitaire

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3 QUOTES WITH «SOLITAIRE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word solitaire.
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Tyne Daly
I do games of solitaire when I get home to quiet my spirits.
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Jennifer Gilmore
What is it about the blank page that makes me want to hurl myself into a game of solitaire? I ask myself these kinds of questions while I'm playing solitaire.
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Skylar Laine
I'm really good at solitaire and I can turn my arms in full circles.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOLITAIRE»

Discover the use of solitaire in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to solitaire and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Desert Solitaire
An account of the author's existence, observations and reflections, as a seasonal park ranger in southeast Utah
Edward Abbey, 1988
2
Big Book of Solitaire
Contains complete instructions and diagrams for more than 100 solitaire games.
Francesca Parodi, 2004
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The Solitaire Mystery
En route, in Switzerland, Hans Thomas is given a magnifying glass by a dwarf at a petrol station, and the next day he finds a tiny book in his bread roll which can only be read with a magnifying glass. How did the book come to be there?
Jostein Gaarder, 2010
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Solitaire
A boy, shipwrecked and alone on an island, struggles to survive as his influential grandfather embarks upon a desperate search to find him.
Bernard Ashley, 2012
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The Complete Book of Solitaire and Patience Games
We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Albert H. Morehead, 2011
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Solitaire
Mage Rianne is a beautiful, young British woman living on the shores of Virginia.
Heather Montford, 2006
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The Dodo and the Solitaire: A Natural History
The Dodo and the Solitaire is the most comprehensive book to date about these two famously extinct birds.
Jolyon C. Parish, 2012
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A Little Solitaire: John Frankenheimer and American Film
Think about some commercially successful film masterpieces--The Manchurian Candidate. Seven Days in May. Seconds. Then consider some lesser known, yet equally compelling cinematic achievements--The Fixer. The Gypsy Moths. Path to War.
Murray Pomerance, R. Barton Palmer, 2011
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Solitaire of Love
Experimental, erotic novel by a renowned Latin American fiction writer and political activist. "A truly original work. Cristina Peri Rossi masterfully orchestrates an alternate and highly intelligent exploration of erotica.
Cristina Peri Rossi, 2000
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Solitaire Battleships: 108 Challenging Logic Puzzles
A solitaire version of the classic paper and pencil game!
Peter Gordon, Mike Shenk, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOLITAIRE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term solitaire is used in the context of the following news items.
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Windows 10 Solitaire requires a subscription to remove ads
Windows 10—which is out now, by the way—comes, as it used to in the pre-Win8 days, with Solitaire preinstalled. The Microsoft Solitaire Collection, in fact, ... «PC Gamer, Jul 15»
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RIP Microsoft Solitaire, 1990-2015
A screenshot from the Windows 10 version of Solitaire, taken by my friend @Andrew_Cycle. He captions it: “ Our dystopian society is even more nightmarish ... «Kotaku, Jul 15»
3
Microsoft wants $1.49 a month to remove the ads it shows inside …
Windows 10 comes bundled with the Microsoft Solitaire Collection, gathering a bunch of variations on the eternally popular card game. But included withing the ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
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RockYou acquires MavenHut's solitaire games as it bets on social …
Expanding its reach into social casino games, RockYou has acquired two solitaire apps from MavenHut for an undisclosed price. The acquisition of Solitaire ... «VentureBeat, Jul 15»
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Cempra Completes Patient Enrollment of Solitaire-IV Phase 3 …
"I am very pleased that we have completed enrollment in Cempra's Solitaire-IV Phase 3 clinical trial in patients with CABP, evaluating IV to oral solithromycin ... «CNNMoney, Jul 15»
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Encouragement for Elsey as La Solitaire du Figaro fleet sets off en …
Truro's Robin Elsey was the best-placed British sailor late on Sunday night on the final leg of La Solitaire du Figaro single-handed race. The fleet left Torbay at ... «Western Morning News, Jun 15»
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VIDEO: The first competitors in the Solitaire du Figaro race 'sprint' to …
They had been expected to arrive this afternoon, but after a shortened 400nm course and good weather, the top two sailors in the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric ... «Torquay Herald Express, Jun 15»
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SOLITAIRE DU FIGARO : Sailors cut short race to ensure they arrive …
THE Solitaire du Figaro race has shortened the leg into Torbay to ensure the skippers arrive to a rousing welcome. Due to an annulment 48 hours into Leg 2 and ... «Torquay Herald Express, Jun 15»
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Alan Turing: genius, codebreaker, solitaire show-off
In a letter that he wrote to an eight-year-old girl in 1953, a year before his suicide by poisoning, he explained in detail how to win at Solitaire. He was not ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
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Solitaire, Notepad and Paintbrush turn 25: What do you remember …
Windows 3.0 was the first version of the software to feature the card game Solitaire. The single player test patience, which required players to drag and drop ... «BT.com, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Solitaire [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/solitaire>. Sep 2020 ».
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